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When do your mineral makeup expire?

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Lana, a regular reader of Viva Woman, left me a question asking if mineral makeup expire or go bad and I thought it’s a good question which warrants a blog post.

If you’re a user of mineral makeup, you should have noticed that most brands indicate that their mineral makeup have an indefinite shelf life because:
- they are made from inorganic ingredients that contain inert minerals
- the inorganic ingredients cannot support microbial growth
- they contain no moisture and bacteria cannot form and thrive
- they do not use preservatives, fillers or synthetic dyes.

When should you apply your body lotion?

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I used to apply my body lotion just before bed time but since learning that moisturizer should be applied to damp skin in my earlier entry on tips to optimize your facial moisturizer, I’ve changed my routine and have been applying it straight after my bath.  Does it matter?

It does, according to an article from my favorite online skin care resource Smart Skincare.com, which indicated that “half of your skin care success is in how you apply the products.”

John Masters Organics repair sun damage

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I hardly receive compliments from my husband about my skin. So when he recently commented that my face seems to have lightened up considerably, I knew it must be true and it must be due to the two products from John Masters Organics which I’ve been using for about two to three months now.

French style romantic pink lace handbag

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I spotted this lovely looking romantic french style lace handbag at Hua, a local online shop with a collection of floral handbags all oozing with flower power. Very Victorian style isn’t it? I say complete the look with a lacey floral brolly as well!

Honestly, I’m not sure if I want to carry such a bag at all. I mean, it’s too pretty! But at S$69 (US$51), I can consider adding it to my collection as a showpiece.

This design is the most interesting I’ve spotted at Hua. But the online store has other whimiscal lace handbags as well as handmade bags with intricate embroidery and sequins work of flowers with an Asian flair. Prices are fairly reasonable and they provide international shipping too.

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